After chemotherapy, before mastectomy

by Sunday, March 9th, 2014Breast Cancer20 comments

It’s been four weeks since my last chemotherapy treatment and boy does it feel GREAT!!! For the most part, I am getting back to feeling normal. My taste buds seem to be back, and the sensitivity in my nails has pretty much gone away.

I have been taking the opportunity to get out on my own more since I won’t be able to do much while recuperating from my surgery, a double mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection scheduled for March 10th. It was really nice being able to pay a visit to my childhood friend Jeff and his wife Jodi recently along with getting out to celebrate our great niece Nadine’s 8th birthday.

We had another calamity in our neighborhood. It was early in the morning on the 27th of February that we were awakened by the sound of fire engines. This time it was a fire at Mitchell School, right around the corner from our house. The elementary school’s gymnasium is a complete loss. The middle school kids are still off, and the construction crews are working around the clock so the kids can return after spring break. As for the elementary school, those kids have been relocated to the old Wind Point school that had been sitting empty since last year. As far as I know, they still haven’t determined how the fire started.

Also shown in the video above is a glimpse of the day we spent in Oregon, Wisconsin, getting our car repaired.

So, it’s finally here — my surgery. I have been anticipating this day for months now, and I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel once it arrived. All week I have been thinking this is the last week to have these breasts. I am not really scared, just a little emotional, I guess. I am looking forward to having this behind me and moving forward to getting the radiation underway.



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20 Comments
  1. Angela

    Love u!!! prayers r a comin!

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    • Amy Czerniec

      Thanks Angela I am so grateful for your love and support.

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  2. Donna Flannery

    Amy,
    I know your in all of ours thoughts and prayers as you have surgery. Stay strong. Love Donna and Barry.

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    • Amy Czerniec

      I love you so much Donna thanks for all of your support. :)

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  3. Jeff n jodi

    Positive thoughts n prayers are with you. May you have a speedy recovery. Call if you need anything. .

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    • Amy Czerniec

      Thanks Jeff and Jodi. I got your cards and loved them both. The one with the dog, I especially loved. :)

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  4. cindy

    Hope all goes well. If u need to talk I’m there. Thoughts and prayers with you

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    • Amy Czerniec

      I hope to be out and about real soon so we can enjoy a walk together. :)

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  5. Janet Dahl

    XO

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    • Amy Czerniec

      Thanks Janet I can always use the hugs and kisses.

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  6. Melissa Laughlin

    I’ll be thinking of you today my friend. Love you.

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    • Amy Czerniec

      I love you too Melissa. Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts.

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  7. Erik

    It was great seeing how good you looked yesterday after the surgery. I was happy to hear how well it went. Looking forward to your next post. Love you.

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    • Amy Czerniec

      I was so glad to be awake and alert when you and Q stopped by. I loved being able to visit with you two and your parents. :)

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  8. Linda Serpe

    Your cancer is out and gone, HEY, it’s been awhile living with it. Now you are on the path for recovery. God Bless you and comfort you and hope the pain is not too much for you to handle.
    Love, Linda

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    • Amy Czerniec

      Linda I feel the same way the cancer is out!!! I am doing better as each day passes. The pain is tolerable. Thank you for your love and support.

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  9. Andrew and Ayano

    Amy-
    been thinking about you and how things went last Monday. Looking forward to your next post, and to seeing your beautiful smile soon.

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    • Amy Czerniec

      Thanks you two. I was so happy to see Ayano at the gym recently it was great to reconnect.

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  10. Rick Vendl

    Many good, positive, and most of all, healthy thoughts for your continued recovery. Stay damn strong.

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    • Amy Czerniec

      Thanks for the positive and healthy thoughts Rick. :)

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